As a continuing step towards our goal of providing an in-depth living history experience,
Camlann events are peopled with portrayals of medieval
villagers and every-day village activities. The village will be open
during 2013 on Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5, May through September 22nd
and during our
May Festival from noon to 6,
festival from noon to 6.
$5:00 except for festivals
include medieval blacksmithing, textile production,
animal care, artwork, gardening, candle making, culinary and
medicinal herbs, shoemaking, spinning, weaving, clothing design and other household
skills. Presentations provide an in-depth focus on these
village activities with the opportunity to interact with villagers, who
portray medieval people,
discussing their work, their life in the 14th century, and perhaps
some village gossip. The Shops
are open, and the Bors Hede serves hot
hearth-cooked meals throughout the afternoon (reservations, please, for
groups of 6 or more). Come and visit our
newly built medieval forge & wood shed. For seasonal Festivals and
also our complete Calendar.
of Glastonbury, innkeeper
by Roger Shell
from his former career as a minstrel in the household of Guichard d'Angle,
Roger manages the Bors Hede Inne gifted to him by his patron, hosting and
entertaining travelers who stop over on their journey between London and
Exeter. Roger also maintains a painted feast hall where banquets are
hosted for Feast Days, for Sir Geffrey, the village lord, and for other
atte Wells, Village Scribe
by Diana Peterson
as a scribe in her father's workshop in Wells, Diana traveled with a noble
retinue before settling down in Camlann Village. She now serves Sir
Geffrey's household as a scribe, and serves the villagers as a notary. In
her workshop Diana demonstrates the art of
illumination, mixing of colors, calligraphy techniques, and decorative
designs for furniture and wall murals.
of Rochester, cook
by her mason husband, who fell from a building scaffold, Alys prepares
wondrous meals on the open hearth in the Bors Hede Inne.
by Chris Waterhouse
a free woman in the village, Kristen finds employment cooking for the innkeeper,
and does apprentice herself in the scribe's shop, where she is occupied
learning the skill of cutting quills for Diana.
by Michelle Hanson
make most of their own household necessities. Candles and oil lamps
are primary sources of indoor
lighting. You can help Lucy dip beeswax candles over a hearth fire
for use in Sir Geffrey's great hall, or purchase some to take home
to your own manor.
by Diana Peterson
Her family has been serfs at Camlann as long as they can remember.
She is a cottar, married to one of Sir Geoffrey's shepherds, and often
oversees the hand-shearing of our Cotswold
sheep, a very old breed associated with the west country in England.
The Camlann's sheep are sheared at the May festival with tagging and trimming
weekend of our
rest of the year she spins wool and milks the ewes in the lord's manor.
Paul le Wright, carpenter
by Paul Cipriani
Post and beam construction, using mortise and tenon techniques, are
featured as we construct our wattle and daub peasant cottage.
Jonathan is expertly skilled in using
the froe, broad axe, draw knife, frame saw, planes, chisels,
augers, and other carpenters' hand-tools available in
le Smythe, blacksmith
by Rory Linden
blacksmith, the only person in the village who can work iron, is very
important to all the folk. He makes all metal tools and utensils,
hardware for buildings, as well as maille, armor, and weapons for Sir Geffrey,
our village knight.